Buy a Genuine Coconut Cup from the Asteroid Belt

A bunch of writers decided to conduct an unscientific experiment: Would people pay more for items on eBay if they were offered up for auction with a fictional story explaining their importance? We've written before about this project, called "Significant Objects," created by io9 contributor Joshua Glenn and writer Rob… » 9/14/09 12:40pm 9/14/09 12:40pm

Guide to Recent U.S. Generations, Including Elusive Anti-Anti-Utopians

Joshua Glenn, the brains behind Boston Globe blog Brainiac, has written a fascinating essay on U.S. generations — you know, like the Boomers and Generation X, two groups who considered themselves the most futuristic and modern types around. But Glenn argues that there are a lot of hidden generations that haven't… » 1/03/08 12:00pm 1/03/08 12:00pm